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Madyangove Pri, Rufaro High win national EMA awards

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Madyangove Pri, Rufaro High win national EMA awards

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ROSELINE MUTARE

MIRROR REPORTER

MASVINGO- Rufaro High in Gutu and Chivi’s Madyangove Primary schools scooped gold and silver in the national Environmental Management Agency (EMA) best Clean School primary and secondary categories respectively.

EMA Masvingo Provincial Manager Milton Muusha told The Mirror in an interview that they are excited after scoping the awards. 

“We are delighted that two schools in our Province were awarded with prizes of best Clean High School and second best clean primary School in Zimbabwe. We appreciate the hard work that was done by these schools in insuring sound environmental management at their institutions. These schools have been exemplary and a big motivation to other schools to look at and learn from them on what they have done,” he said.

The competitions are done in partnership with Eversharp 15M and the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education. 

St Paul’s Primary School came first in the primary schools category with Hurungwe Primary from Mashonaland East coming up third.

John Tallach High School from Matabeleland North and Ruya Adventist High School from Mashonaland Central came second and third in the high school’s category respectively.

Rufaro High School head Jameson Shumbanhete urged other Schools to observe EMA regulations and maintain clean environs. 

“I urge other schools to take EMA programs seriously and keep their environs clean. I dedicate this award to the teachers, community and the pupils,” he said.

Madyangove head Joubert Maramba said he elated that his schools has been awarded for maintaining clean environs.

“We are happy to be second best clean primary school in the country. It is not for the schools’ flag only but it also motivates school pupils to grow up practicing personal hygiene,” said Maramba.

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